Here’s a quick and easy recipe made especially for the Christmas holiday!
Makes 12- 16 Chocolate brownies
What you’ll need: 1 box of desired brownie mix
12-16 whole, hulled strawberries
vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below)
What you’ll need: unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Follow cooking instructions on the back of your brownie box
Cut brownies into desired shape (round cut brownies shown)
Using a standard mixer, mix butter and mascarpone cheese for 2 minutes or until light and creamy.
Add the vanilla extract and pinch of salt to the mascarpone cheese.
Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue mixing until cheese is smooth. *Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired sweetness.*
Dab a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie.
Cut off the head of the strawberries so it is flat.
Place it upside down on each brownie, pushing gently to secure in place.
Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.